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Product news round-up - 23 November

Malta-based company U-Recycle has ordered a new state-of-the-art in floor chain conveyor and two man picking station from specialist UK recycling engineers, Middleton Engineering.

The purchase will be used to upgrade and improve facilities at its operations centre in Naxxar. The new two flight conveyor, with mid-point picking station for removing unwanted material from the waste stream, will primarily handle paper and plastic, and has been designed to feed an existing channel baler.  Much of the material will include shredded paper from a growing number of commercial customers. The company expects to be handling around 500 tonnes of waste material per month, once the new solution is installed.

U-Recycle managing director Joseph Sammut said: “Our materials recovery business is expanding, so we need a new conveyor to separate and process material more easily to make our operation more efficient and result in a higher quality end product. We chose Middleton Engineering, after seeing a conveyor in action at a waste management facility in Leeds, because we’re happy with the quality, the fact that they are offering a complete solution, fully integrated with our existing baler, as well as organising the logistics of shipping and installation.”

Design aspects for the new conveyor, fabricated at Middleton’s manufacturing centre in Somerset, have been especially important, as everything needed to be exactly right prior to export. The new conveyor solution is expected to be delivered and installed at U-Recycle’s site in November 2013. 

Gloucester-based demolition and decommissioning company B.B.Enterprises has purchased a new Doosan DX140LC-3 14 tonne Stage IIIB compliant excavator from Kellands Plant Sales.

B.B.Enterprises director Dick Bishop said: “We have purchased the new Doosan DX140LC-3 excavator to do the primary demolition and loading work.  It’s a great machine for the heavier work and provides a nice complement to the Doosan Solar machine we’ve had for four or five years, which is small enough to get into really tight areas and with its grapple, is brilliant for sorting the demolition debris for recycling on site as we try to resell or reuse 98-99% of the materials from our demolition contracts. 

“The new Doosan DX140LC-3 excavator is part of our growth plans as we widen our scope again to cover demolition projects on behalf of contractors in our area and around the country.  We believe in doing projects safely and efficiently, saving time for our clients and the new Doosan excavator will help us in this goal.”

The new DX140LC-3 crawler excavator is powered by the Doosan DL06K ‘common rail’ 6-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine meeting Stage IIIB engine emission regulations through the use of Exhaust Gas Recirculation and Diesel Particulate Filter after-treatment technologies.

Bobcat has launched new advanced versions of the company’s two largest rigid frame telescopic handlers.  The new T40140 14 m and T40180 18 m models both have increased maximum lifting heights and are based on an easy-to-use design that provides class-leading efficiency and productivity backed by state-of-the-art safety systems. 

The enhanced T40140 and T40180 telehandlers include many new features and are available in both Stage IIIB and Stage IIIA compatible versions.  The Stage IIIB versions are powered by the 75 kW (100 HP) Deutz TCD 3.6 L4 diesel engine which utilises exhaust gas recirculation. The new Stage IIIA models are powered by the Perkins 1104D-44TA 75 kW (100 HP) diesel engine.

For the T40140 telehandler, the maximum lift capacity is 4.1 tonne and the maximum lift height is 13.71 m.  While the T40180 telehandler has a maximum lift capacity of 4 tonne and a maximum lift height of 17.52 m. 

The hydrostatic transmission in the T40140 and T40180 telehandlers provides a 95% performance efficiency, providing high power coupled with low fuel consumption.  The unique, patented Bobcat side shift system is a standard feature on the T40140 and T40180 models, ensuring there is no need to reposition the machine if it is not aligned with an opening.

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